Showing posts with label Game 3. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 3. Show all posts

Friday, April 04, 2014

Recap: Game 3 - Nationals (8) at Mets (2) - Mets Get Swept at Home to Open the Season



New York

W: T. Roark (1-0) L: Z. Wheeler (0-1)
HR: WAS - R. Zimmerman (1)   NYM - None


Ryan Zimmerman went 4-for-5 with a homer and two RBI as the Washington Nationals completed a season-opening three- game sweep of the New York Mets with an 8-2 win at Citi Field.

Adam LaRoche drove in three runs for the Nationals, who kept new manager Matt Williams' record perfect. Denard Span added two hits, drove in a run and scored once for Washington, which opened the season with three straight wins for a second straight year.

Tanner Roark (1-0) started on the hill in place of a sick Jordan Zimmermann and picked up the win. The right-hander allowed just two runs on six hits in six innings. Roark struck out five and walked three, helping the Nationals defeat the Mets for an eighth straight time.

Zimmermann was scratched from the start because of flu-like symptoms. The Nationals have yet to announce when they expect him to take the hill again.

New Met Curtis Granderson broke out of an early slump, finishing 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI. He had gone 0-for-9 with five strikeouts in the first two games.

Juan Lagares continued his hot start to the season for New York, which is off to its worst start to a season since beginning the 2005 campaign with five straight setbacks. The center fielder ended 1-for-3 with an RBI and is now batting .455 with two doubles, a homer, two RBI and four runs scored in three games.

New York starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing three runs on seven hits in six innings. The right-hander threw 114 pitches, striking out six and walking two.

The Mets got to Roark in the first inning. Granderson doubled home Daniel Murphy with the first run and David Wright later scored on a Lagares sac fly.

That was all the offense the lackluster Mets lineup could muster, however, as Roark settled in and allowed just three hits the rest of the way. The right- hander pitched out of trouble in the fourth, getting Ruben Tejada to fly out to shallow right, striking out Wheeler and inducing a groundout by Eric Young to strand runners at first and second.

Zimmerman cut the Washington deficit in half with a solo homer in the second, then the Nats went ahead for good during a two-run fifth-inning. Span singled home the first run of the frame and later scored on a Jayson Werth base hit.

Washington added four runs in the seventh against the New York bullpen to put the game out of reach. LaRoche drove in the first two runs of the frame with a single, Zimmerman added an RBI single and LaRoche later scored on Ian Desmond's fielder's choice grounder to make it 7-2.

LaRoche's bases-loaded walk in the eighth made it a six-run game.

New York's bullpen has now allowed 11 earned runs, 15 hits and walked seven in 9 1/3 innings this season.

The Mets nearly went the final four innings without a hit. Granderson's two- out double in the fifth was New York's last hit before Ike Davis' two-out, pinch-hit single in the ninth.

Washington closer Rafael Soriano, working in a non-save situation, struck out a pair in the ninth in his first action of the season.

Washington pitchers struck out 39 batters in this series.

Box Score:

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Recap: Spring Training Game 3 - Mets (1) at Cards (7) - Muno Lone RBI, Mets Fissile to (0-3)


New York

St. Louis

W: M. Wacha (1-0) L: D. Matsuzaka (0-1)
HR: NYM - None   STL - None


Shane Robinson drove in three runs with a couple of singles and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 7-1 on Sunday in spring training.

Matt Holliday hit two RBI doubles and Pete Kozma added a two-run double for the Cardinals.

Michael Wacha, last year's rookie playoff sensation, pitched 1 2/3 innings in the start for St. Louis, striking out one, walking two and giving up one hit.

Mets starter Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed one run on two hits in two innings and Daniel Muno had an RBI single in the loss.

Curtis Granderson had a double an a walk..... Ike Davis continues to struggle at this point going 0 for 3 with 2 K's , his batting average down to .167...

Box Score:

Friday, April 05, 2013

Recap: Game 3 - Padres (2) at Mets (1) - Mets Fall Despite Gee Pitching Well

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W: E. Stults (1-0) L: D. Gee (0-1) S: H. Street (1)
HR: SD - None   NYM - J. Buck (2)

Gee Looked Great
Eric Stults combined with five San Diego relievers on a five-hitter as the Padres finally cooled off the New York Mets' hot bats with a 2-1 victory at Citi Field.

The Mets pasted San Diego pitching for 19 runs in winning the first two tests of this season-opening series, but managed just three hits off Stults (1-0) during a five-inning stint in which the left-hander racked up seven of the Padres' 14 strikeouts.

"They were swinging the bat well the first two games," said Stults of the Mets. "They put up a lot of runs and weren't missing many pitches. The goal today was to keep us in the game and hopefully we could come out on top, and it worked out that way."

Luke Gregerson fanned three more over 1 1/3 hitless innings later on before giving way to Huston Street, who served up a home run to John Buck to open the bottom of the ninth before recording the final three outs to earn the save.

Jedd Gyorko put the Padres ahead with an RBI double in the fourth inning, with Yonder Alonso finishing 2-for-4 in the win.

Buck went 2-for-4 and Justin Turner accounted for the Mets' three other hits, while Dillon Gee (0-1) yielded just one run and three hits over 6 1/3 innings in a hard-luck loss.

"He pitched very well, kept us in the ball game," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Gee. "I hope he puts the health issues behind him, because his stuff's good enough and he showed today than when he makes pitches he's gonna get easy outs."

Making his first start in the majors since undergoing shoulder surgery last July, Gee set down 10 straight San Diego hitters after issuing a walk to Everth Cabrera to open the game, until Mark Kotsay reached via a bloop single with one out in the top of the fourth. Alonso followed with a base hit before Gyorko pulled a changeup inside the third base bag to bring home Kotsay with the game's first run.

The Mets had put two on with one out an inning earlier, but Stults prevented any damage by inducing Ike Davis into a double-play grounder, then retired the side in order in both the fourth and fifth.

"[Catcher John] Baker called a good game behind the plate and we were able to keep them off balance today," Stults remarked.

New York also threatened in the sixth, with Turner greeting reliever Brad Brach with a single and Davis drawing a walk two batters later. Brach settled down to strike out Marlon Byrd, however, before Joe Thatcher came on to fan Lucas Duda looking and keep it a 1-0 game.

San Diego stranded the bases full in the seventh, but was able to get some insurance in the eighth. After a walk to pinch-hitter Chris Denorfia and an Alonso single placed runners at the corners, Mets reliever Jeurys Familia uncorked a wild pitch to allow Denorfia to cross the plate.

That extra run proved critical after Buck clubbed Street's first pitch well over the wall in left for his second homer in as many games. The San Diego closer shook off the blast, however, by retiring the next two hitters before ending the contest with a swinging strikeout of Mike Baxter.

Game Notes

Stults' seven strikeouts were his most in 19 lifetime appearances (15 starts) as a Padre and two short of a career high, set against Colorado while with the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 17, 2007 ... The Padres had lost five straight at Citi Field since an 11-5 victory on May 24 of last season, during which Stults gave up just one unearned run in five frames to notch the win ... Gee has allowed just three runs in 20 innings over three career meetings with San Diego ... Buck went 6-for-12 with two homers and five RBI during the series.

Box Score:

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Today's Starting Lineups - Game 3 - Padres at Mets

Today's Starting Lineups - Game 3 - Padres at Mets

  1. Collin Cowgill, cf
  2. Justin Turner, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Marlon Byrd, rf
  6. Lucas Duda, lf
  7. John Buck, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

  1. Everth Cabrera ss
  2. Will Venable, rf
  3. Mark Kotsay, lf
  4. Yonder Alonso, 1b
  5. Jedd Gyorko, 3b
  6. Alexi Amarista, 2b
  7. Cameron Maybin, cf
  8. John Baker, c
  9. Eric Stults, lhp

Preview: Game 3 - Padres at Mets - Stults vs Gee

San Diego Padres at New York Mets 1:10 PM ET

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E. Stults (L) 0 0-0 0.005.10-00.003/29--ND0.0000-00.00.00
D. Gee (R) 0 0-0 0.006.00-00.003/30--ND0.0000-00.00.00

Dillon Gee returns to the hill on Thursday when the New York Mets shoot for three-game series sweep against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field.

Gee was in the midst of a career-best season a year ago when a blood clot in his right shoulder forced him to undergo emergency surgery over the All-Star break in July, thus ending his season.

At the time of the injury, Gee was 6-7 with a 4.10 ERA.

Gee will try to follow up Matt Harvey's dominating performance from Wednesday. The former first round pick struck out 10 batters over seven scoreless innings, and the Mets rolled to an 8-4 win.

Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and John Buck each hit two-run homers to back up Harvey (1-0), who began his first full season by allowing just one hit and two walks. After crushing the Padres, 11-2, on Opening Day, the Mets will try to start a second straight season with a sweep on Thursday.

"He's got a presence on the mound that not everyone has," Davis said of the young hurler. "I'll tell you what, I wouldn't like to hit against the guy."

San Diego starter Clayton Richard (0-1), last season's National League leader in home runs allowed, gave up all three of New York's homers. He lasted just 4 1/3 innings, giving up eight runs -- seven earned -- on seven hits.

Carlos Quentin and Nick Hundley each contributed an RBI for the Padres.

On Thursday, San Diego will pin its hopes on lefty Eric Stults, who was a pleasant surprise for the Padres last season. Claimed off waivers from the Chicago White Sox back in May, Stults posted an 8-3 record with a 2.92 ERA in 14 starts for San Diego.

However, he struggled a bit in spring, pitching to a 6.63 ERA in 19 innings.

"We need to get a win, no doubt about it," manager Bud Black said. "Stultzie has had a good couple of starts at the end of spring and he's capable of pitching a great game."

New York was 4-3 against the Padres last season.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Recap: Spring Training Game 3 - Nationals at Mets - Mets Lose 6-4, Ike Homers, den Dekker Dazzles

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W: G. Gonzalez (1-0) L: C. McHugh (0-1) S: R. Mattheus (1)
HR: WAS - None   NYM - I. Davis (1)

Steve Lombardozzi went 2-for-3 with two RBI to pace a 17-hit attack that carried the Washington Nationals to a 6-4 triumph over the New York Mets in a spring-training clash.

Eury Perez finished 3-for-3 with two runs scored and Will Rhymes added a pair of hits while crossing the plate once for Washington, which received a strong two innings from Gio Gonzalez in the 21-game winner of 2012's first outing of the spring.

Gonzalez issued just one walk while fanning three batters and throwing 13 of his 17 pitches for strikes.

Ike Davis had a solo homer and Juan Lagares delivered a two-run single in the eighth inning for the Mets.

Collin McHugh drew the start for New York and was tagged for three runs and six hits over 2 1/3 innings of work.

Matt Den Dekker made a spectacular catch in center field to rob a homer and he also had one hit..

Box Score:

Lineups: Spring Training Game 3 - Nationals at Mets

Here are the lineups for the Mets and Washington Nationals for Monday's 6:10 p.m. game:

  1. Collin Cowgill, cf
  2. Ruben Tejada, ss
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Marlon Byrd, rf
  6. Jamie Hoffmann, lf
  7. Andrew Brown, dh
  8. John Buck, c
  9. Wilmer Flores, 2b

Collin McHugh, rhp

Also pitching: Gonzalez Germen, Scott Rice, Elvin Ramirez, Greg Burke

  1. Eury Perez, cf
  2. Steve Lombardozzi, 2b
  3. Corey Brown, rf
  4. Tyler Moore, dh
  5. Chris Marrero, 1b
  6. Carlos Rivero, lf
  7. Matt Skole, 3b
  8. Chris Snyder, c
  9. Zach Walters, ss

Gio Gonzalez, rhp

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 3 - Braves at Mets - Mets Win 3rd in Row, Sweep Braves

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: J. Niese (1-0) L: M. Minor (0-1)
S: F. Francisco (3)
HR: ATL - B. McCann (1)   NYM - None

Game Recap:

Jonathon Niese, fresh off signing a new five- year, $25.5 million contract, carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and struck out seven as the Mets completed a series sweep of the Braves with a 7- 5, victory at Citi Field on Sunday.

New York made franchise history to start its 50th season, as this marks the first time that the Mets opened the season with a three-game sweep over a divisional opponent.

Niese (1-0) allowed four runs -- two earned -- and two hits while walking four before being pulled in the seventh. Dan Uggla started the inning with a walk and Freddie Freeman followed with a single through the right side of the infield to break up the no-hit bid.

The Mets and San Diego Padres remain the only franchises in MLB history without a no-hitter.

Robinson Tejada finished with a career-high four hits and two RBI, Daniel Murphy added two doubles and two RBI and David Wright also knocked in a run for the Mets. Closer Frank Francisco recorded his third save of the season in a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth.

Jason Heyward belted a two-run double in a four-run seventh inning for the Braves, while Brian McCann added a solo shot in the eighth to cap the scoring. Starter Mike Minor (0-1) took the loss, allowing six runs on six hits while walking four in five-plus innings on the mound.

New York struck first as Tejada led off the home half of the first with a double off the base of the wall in left field. Murphy then grounded out to second, advancing Tejada to third, before Wright lifted a sacrifice fly to center field to give the Mets an early 1-0 lead.

In the fourth, Murphy roped a leadoff double to right-center field before Wright and Ike Davis each drew walks to load the bases with nobody out. Jason Bay then belted a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Murphy, but Wright was doubled up at third after trying to tag and Lucas Duda popped out to shallow center field, letting Minor off the hook with just one earned run in the frame.

Preview - Game 3 - Braves at Mets - Jon Niese, Mets try to open 3-0 for the first time in five years

Atlanta Braves (0-2) at New York Mets (2-0) 1:10PM

Pitching Probables - Mike Minor (0-0) vs Jon Niese (0-0)

Although he has never had a season with a winning record or an ERA under 4.20, the New York Mets have rewarded Jonathon Niese with a new contract that could keep him with the team through 2018.

They’re hoping 2012 is the season he takes a major step forward.

Fresh off agreeing to a long-term deal, Niese takes the ball Sunday for the Mets as they look to sweep the Atlanta Braves and open 3-0 for the first time in five years.

Prior to Saturday’s game against the Braves, general manager Sandy Alderson announced the Mets completed a $25.5 million, five-year contract with Niese after the sides agreed to terms earlier in the week. It was New York’s first big move since settling the lawsuit by the trustee in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme and securing $240 million from a dozen minority investors.

“What we’re looking to do is build a core of players that could make the Mets competitive for a long period of time,” Alderson said. “And I think Jonathon fits into that mold for us.”

So far, Niese has not proved worthy of big money. The left-hander, who made his Mets debut in 2008, went 11-11 with a 4.40 ERA last year and is 22-23 with a 4.39 ERA overall. He had career highs of 173 2-3 innings and 30 starts in 2010, his first full season in the majors.

Easter Sunday's Mets Starting Lineup - Game 3 - Braves at Mets

Easter Sunday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 3- Braves at Mets

  1. Ruben Tejada, ss
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Jason Bay, lf
  6. Lucas Duda, rf
  7. Scott Hairston, cf
  8. Mike Nickeas, c
  9. Jonathon Niese, LHP

Mike Minor vs Mets: Jason Bay might get a wake up call today facing lefty

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Mike Minor
Jason Bay6 3 0 0 1 5 2 0 .500 .625 1.000 1.625
Ronny Cedeno1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
Ike Davis2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333
Lucas Duda3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Scott Hairston5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400
Daniel Murphy2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ruben Tejada7 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .286 .571
Justin Turner7 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .429 .556 .429 .984
David Wright8 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 .125 .222 .250 .472

With the limited numbers accumulated, Jason Bay has good number off Mike Minor. Not only that, Jason Bay hits Lefties better, but most righties do. Today might be his day to break out, we will see!

The Mets are batting collectively .293 (12 for 41) and I am sure we will see Hairston and Turner get a shot at the lefty today.. LGM!

Jon Niese vs Braves: Braves have Niese's Number in Past

Atlanta Braves Career statistics vs. Jonathon Niese
Michael Bourn7 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .571 .667 .571 1.238
Jose Constanza3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Matt Diaz8 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 .125 .222 .125 .347
Freddie Freeman7 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 .429 .429 .571 1.000
Jason Heyward8 4 1 0 1 5 1 2 .500 .556 1.000 1.556
Eric Hinske4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Chipper Jones14 4 2 0 1 4 0 2 .286 .267 .643 .910
Brian McCann6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Martin Prado19 5 3 1 0 0 1 1 .263 .300 .526 .826
David Ross13 6 1 1 1 8 1 3 .462 .500 .923 1.423
Dan Uggla22 7 3 0 0 3 0 5 .318 .318 .455 .773

According to the numbers Jon Niese will have his hands full in game three of the series against the Braves. The Braves are batting .315 as a team off Niese. As you can see (red indicates hot - blue indicates cold) there is a long line of hitters (red) who have had some success against Niese.

Today we are going to see what Jon Niese is made of now that his wallet has been fattened a bit.. LGM!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 3 - Santana Throws two Innings, Mets win First Spring Game

Final Score: NY Mets 8, St. Louis 6

Johan Santana threw two innings of one-hit ball in his first start since September 2010, and the New York Mets knocked off the Cardinals, 8-6, in Grapefruit League play.

Andres Torres went 2-for-3 with a two-run triple and three RBI while Darrell Ceciliani doubled in a run for the Mets.

Matt Adams hit a grand slam for St. Louis, who received two scoreless innings from starter Jake Westbrook.

Box Score:

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Sunday Morning Brunch - Mets Lineup and Game Notes

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Mets Sunday lineup @ Florida: 
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Harris-LF
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Davis-1B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Duda-RF
  7. Murphy-2B
  8. Thole-C
  9. Dickey-RHP
Games Notes:

Daniel Murphy Makes his 2nd base debut. Harris back in the 2 slot and Pagan batting 5th. Lucas Duda is  filling in right field for Beltran (scheduled day-off).

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Recap: Spring Training Game 3 - NY Mets vs Braves

Spring Training Game 3 - Mets at  Braves  Recap

The Mets comeback with 3 in the 8th top beat the Braves..

Russ Adams hit a three-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to lift the New York Mets to a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves in exhibition action.

Daniel Murphy added a two-run double for the Mets, while Pat Misch tossed three innings of scoreless relief, allowing only one hit and striking out a pair to pick up the win.

Shawn Bowman had two runs batted in and Martin Prado went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Atlanta. Scott Proctor was tagged with the loss for giving up Adams' three-run homer. 

Box Score: Click here
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